Zenaida Aguirre

Zenaida Aguirre


Bluestone Lane

Houston, TX USA

I’m in control of my future and my day-to-day life.


By Roadtrip Nation

Zenaida Aguirre


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I originally went to school to become a nurse—I completed my prerequisites and got accepted into the nursing program, but I failed out during my first year due to strenuous circumstances.
I decided to try law enforcement instead and earned my associate degree in criminal justice from San Jacinto College.
I was working at Starbucks and struggling to find a job in criminal justice, so I decided to go back to school through the Starbucks tuition reimbursement program.
I was pursuing a degree in technological entrepreneurship and management but struggled with the workload and ended up dropping out.
I decided to try to get into the tech industry without a degree—I’m currently learning how to code so that I’ll have a better point of entry.
While learning to code and get into tech, I’m working as a cook at an Australian cuisine restaurant.
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I'm a cook at an Australian cuisine restaurant.

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Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Go out and meet people who have similar interests to you. Make connections and try to find a mentor in that industry who can support you and give advice. I'm also an advocate for self-learning. Even if it's just for 30 minutes a day, study a topic relevant to the industry you want to get into.